Metropolis Opera Project Season to Feature Works by Hevner, Schoenberg, Offenbach in Intimate Setting

Classic Arts Features   Metropolis Opera Project Season to Feature Works by Hevner, Schoenberg, Offenbach in Intimate Setting
The young company - founded this year with the goal of staging world premieres and forgotten operatic treasures - opens its season Sept. 25 with the NY debut of Kristin Hevner's Il Sogno, a new take on A Midsummer Night's Dream.


The new work "follows characters of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as their stories entangle in an enchanted city."

The production boasts the talents of Karla Faggard as Ippolita, John Hager as Teseo, Megan nelson as Ermia, Martin Sola as Lisandro, Jessica Kimple as Elena, Paul Richardson as Demetrio, Jendi Tarde as Puck, Alicia Williams as Titania and Founding Member Zachary James as Oberon.

Performances will be held Sept. 25-27 at the Medicine Show Theatre on 52nd Street.

This January the company will present a marathon evening of four one-act operas packed into two hours, commenting on our current socio-political climate. Works will include Expectation by Arnold Schoenberg, Two Blind Beggars by Jacques Offenbach, Feast in Time of Plague by C_sar Cui and the world premiere of Bully Pulpit by Kristin Hevner.

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Metropolis Opera Project's was founded in 2009 by Broadway actor, Zachary James (Coram Boy, South Pacific, The Addams Family), NYC composer Kristin Hevner (League of Composers, Look and Listen Festival) and opera singer Megan Nelson (Knoxville Opera, Opera Providence, Metropolitan Opera National Council District Winner). The Project's annual seasons will include full-length operas, a One-Act opera festival, a new works festival, as well as various concerts and performance art events around NYC.

The company's main goal is to present the NYC arts community with unique musical entertainment in an intimate setting. Audiences can expect to share their experience with no more than 100 patrons per performance. With a general admission price of $10, Metropolis Opera Project aims to provide great, thought-provoking art at a financially accessible standard.

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